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Lore Degenstein Gallery's 13th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 8/26/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Pennsylvania

This is a juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), who are over the age of 18, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, or fiber.

This year's Juror is Mira Gerard!

Mira Gerard’s creative output spans painting, video and performance. Primarily a painter, their current work is layered, delicate and dramatic, featuring luminous and fantastical landscapes occasionally populated by figures, animals, and vegetation. They describe painting as a self-induced state of emotional intensity that emboldens them to conjure narratives from layers of stains, drips, marks, glazes, and carefully rendered forms. Gerard received a BFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and an MFA from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. They are a Professor in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, where they have taught since 2001, most recently serving as Department Chair from 2014-2021.

Gerard’s work has been exhibited at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Walter Maciel Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Torrance Art Museum, Huntsville Museum of Art, Arkansas Museum of Art, Nave Gallery, Wichita Center for Contemporary Art, K Space Contemporary, William King Museum, James May Gallery, Reece Museum, and many more. Their most recent body of paintings will be featured in a 3-person show for the inaugural exhibition at Tyger Tyger Gallery, opening its doors in August 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina. Images of their work in publications include New American Paintings #118, The International Zizek Studies Journal, Artizein Journal, Poets & Artists Journal, and The Cortland Review.

A recipient of numerous grants, awards and fellowships, Gerard has attended a number of artist residencies including Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap Georgia, The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, Ireland, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia. They have given presentations about their work at the Southeastern College Art Conference, the Southern Humanities Conference, the International Zizek Studies Conference, the LACK Conference, and the Psychology and the Other Conference.

Application Requirements

Entries and Fees: Exhibition inclusions will be juried from digital media, so quality is essential. Artists may submit up to three (3) works for the non-refundable fee of $30. 

This exhibition seeks to showcase contemporary figurative art. All entries MUST have been completed within the last 5 years (2018 or later).

Follow this filename format for each entry: “LastNameFirstInitial-Title”. Images should be 300 dpi JPEG files, no smaller than 5” x 7” in scale.

Eligibility Criteria


Best of Show - $2,500

Second Prize - $1,500

Third Prize - $1,000

Fourth Prize - $750

Fifth Prize - $500

Accepted Works and Shipping: Notification of acceptance via e-mail will be September 13 and 14, 2022

The Lore Degenstein Gallery reserves the right to not display work that differs significantly from the submitted files. All accepted works must be framed or otherwise ready to hang. Works may be shipped via USPS, UPS or FedEx, or hand delivered. Works will not be returned before the end of the exhibition.

Shipped work MUST have a pre-paid (ready-to-use) label for return shipping.

Note: Please do not send return shipping forms.


All materials should be mailed to:

Lore Degenstein Gallery

Susquehanna University

1858 Weber Way

Selinsgrove, PA 17870


Contact Information:

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with your submission, please contact gallery director, Laura Libert


Telephone: (570) 372-4059



August 26, 11:59 pm (mountain time): Application deadline

Sept. 13–14: Notifications e-mailed

October 21: Deadline for received works

November 5: Exhibition Opening and Award Presentation (7–9 pm)

December 11: Exhibition ends

December 15: Starting date for return of works (shipping will be on hold for the holiday rush between Dec 20 through Jan 3)